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Rates Information

Rates collection and administration

The seven district councils in the Bay of Plenty collect and administer most rates on behalf of the Regional Council. 

If you have questions regarding the following please contact your district or city council.

  • Payment of your rates
  • Payment options
  • Due dates and penalty dates
  • Remission and postponement policies specific to your council
  • Payment options
  • Inspection and objection of rating information and records

Bay of Plenty Regional Council collects and administers rates for:

  • Minor Rivers and Drainage Schemes targeted rates.
  • Clean-heat conversion targeted rates (depending on your service level agreement).

For further information on what your rates fund and how to pay your rates, follow the link with the name of your district:

Frequently asked questions

For more information about your rates, download our frequently asked questions document (190KB, pdf)

Rates for 2013-2014

Your rates are assessed annually. The schedule of rates charged are contained in the funding impact statement published in the Ten Year Plan or Annual Plan.

The Funding Impact Statement is found in the Policies and Financial Information document (1.42MB, pdf) on our Annual Plan page.

Remission and Postponement Policies

The Regional Council aligns its general policy on the remission and postponement of rates with the policies and objectives of each of the seven city and district councils. For further details please contact your rating district.

Specific policy on postponement and remissions for Bay of Plenty Regional Council are the Environmental Loan Repayment Scheme and the Forestry and Bush remission.

Maps for the Rivers and drainage schemes

Targeted rates are charges for the Rivers, Drainage and Flood management work programmes based on where the land is situated. Below are the links to the related maps.